Ricky Te Akau
Social Marketing Co-ordinator Maori
Ko Tongariro te Maunga
Ko Tāupo-nui-a-Tia te moana
Ko Ngāti Tuwharetoa te iwi
Ko Te Heuheu te tangata
I have a long standing commitment to Māori health and development and see my role here at NZAF as an important one. My desire is to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS and support behaviours around safe sex for Takatāpui and the wider community.
I’ve worked here at NZAF for almost four years within an amazing, talented and selfless team who strive to give their best at all times. The ‘Love Your Condom’ brand is one that I am passionate about and I enjoy having the creative license to promote it at events such as Hui Takatāpui and LYC Big Gay Out as well as numerous events and sports teams that we sponsor.